Person of the day
Turkey released the journalist and translator Mesale Tolu Monday evening after nearly eight months in prison, but the 31-year-old German citizen with Turkish roots remains barred from leaving Turkey. She faces a maximum prison sentence of 15 years if convicted of all charges. “This is not the end of the process, but a big first step has been taken,” said Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel. Source:
Picture of the Day
Remembering the Christmas market attack
Police officers secure the surroundings of the Christmas market at Breitscheidplatz square in Berlin. Exactly one year ago, the Tunisian Anis Amri drove a truck into a crowd, killing 12 people and wounding around 70 others. Angela Merkel and other officials attended a ceremony to commemorate the victims. Source:
Graph of the day
Mirror, mirror on the wall
Europe is the biggest market for shampoos, cosmetics and deodorants, although Americans spend more per person. One German firm, Beiersdorf, has made it into the top 10 of personal-care brands with Nivea, which sells as body lotion, shaving foam and moisturizer, among others. French and US brands dominate the ranking.
Quote of the day
No mail today
In today's fast-paced, digital world, the head of Porsche's works council argues that people need time away from their computers and smartphones. He wants the sports carmaker to automatically delete emails outside office hours, claiming the measure will help protect employees from burnout.